Creative Media Network are a digital creative agency based in Haarlem in the Netherlands. Their clients include the likes of large multinational organisations such as L’Oreal & Bidfood Group.
Due to the complex nature of holiday rules in the Netherlands, planned absence is near impossible to manage on outdated paper and spreadsheet-based processes.
Workers are required to take their holiday allowance within six months after the year they were accrued. If holiday is not taken the allowances are deleted and no compensation is offered.
With e-days our company can now easily and effectively manage planned & unplanned absences along with other leave.
It’s been working great for us and we’re currently two years into our time with e-days.
Creative Media Network joined e-days as Nefli B.V. before acquiring a separate organisation and merging the two companies into one e-days system, under the umbrella of Creative Media Network.
e-days was able to merge Nefli’s existing system with the new Creative Media Network system, whilst also upgrading them to the latest version of the software at the same time.
With regards to the complex holiday rules in the Netherlands, e-days enabled administrators to log in and make bulk deletions to employee records on the six-month expiry date, saving a great deal of time in the process.
As with many of the organisations e-days help with absence management, the immediate impact came from time saving, and subsequently productivity increasing by replacing time consuming manual processes.
Creative Media Networks employees are now empowered to request their own holidays online and have constant visibility over their allowances through e-days self-service functionality.
The visibility provided also means managers can send automated prompts for employees to use up their holidays when they’re approaching the 6-month limit mentioned previously.
"Setting up e-days was really simple; it was literally just a simple spreadsheet with employee details and email addresses. We sent it off to e-days and this magic system appeared at the end of it that was easy ...
"The feedback from the team has been excellent. The e-days employee directory has totally changed how we work." - Director
"e-days gives us more nuanced decision making aimed at supporting our employees’ health and wellbeing." - Head of HR & Facilities
"e-days has enabled us to follow processes more rigorously and a big benefit is the visibility of absence throughout the organisation." - Financial Controller
"There are multiple updates throughout the year and always new opportunities to better the user experience for employees." - Payroll Specialist
"I was given the time I needed to trial e-days with regular contact to check on how I was progressing yet. I was never once pressurised into signing up" - Practice Manager
"e-days provides a quick and reliable system. Allows employees single sign on access and we don’t have difficulties with the system ever being down." - HR Analyst
"Gone are the paper forms, inaccurate reporting and confusing hours spent rummaging through paper trails." - Operations Manager
"e-days is a cost-effective solution, simple to set up and administer and very user friendly." - HR Manager
"e-days have a super reactive support team and the application is frequently updated based on customer experience." - IT Manager
"e-days has made the job of managing absence easier. It has cut down on time and reduced the amount of emails." - Divisional Service Manager
"e-days makes the entire absence management process more efficient from booking holidays to keeping check on allowances." - IT Manager
"Thanks to the implementation of e-days we now have a paperless absence booking system which is easy to use." - HR Manager
"e-days has made annual leave and TOIL management significantly easier for both team members and managers." - Data Manager
"With e-days our company can now easily and effectively manage planned & unplanned absences along with other leave." - Support Manager
"Our users find it very easy to use and our managers find it easy to approve & keep track of absences in their department." - Head of HR & Facilities
"e-days has helped us to streamline and effectively monitor absences within the company. The site is easy to use, colorful and intuitive. The support team are very helpful and quick to respond – to date we have been very impressed!"
"e-days has made annual leave and TOIL management significantly easier for both team members and managers. It’s flexible enough to allow for hourly or daily recording of leave, which is ideal for our departments. It has replaced a number of separate and inconsistent team spreadsheets stored on shared drives, resulting in a central, consistent and manageable leave and absence system."